Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The improved PTN

With the rain making the rivers and streams swollen in the past few months I have had time to catch up on my reading of the book fly fishing and fly tying part 2 by hends products.
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I noticed a few nice nymph patterns in the book which I thought might do the trick with the high and coloured river levels so I game them a go.  To no surprise they done the job pretty well by catching me a good number of trout.

Here is a Step By Step of a nymph which i like to call the improved PTN


A size 14 jig hook from Fly Tying Boutique with a 3ml silver slotted tungsten bead.  You can tie it with any bead from 2ml to 4ml depending on what water you are fishing
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tie a few fibres from a cock hack or a Chinese hen hackle and then work the thread back to the bead forming a taper.
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pinch down some copper wier
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then attach some pheasant tail and wrap both together down to the tail of the fly
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wrap the pheasant tail around the hook up to the bead and tie down with a few wraps of the thread
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Make a few turns of the cooper wire to the bead, tie down hard and twist the excess copper wire.
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Dub on some crystal flash ice dubbing and wrap around as a thorax.
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Then dub on some hares ear over the ice dubbing but not covering it completely
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Then whip finish around the bead, put some varnish on the thread to hold in place and use a dubbing teaser to pull out some fibres to make the fly more life like.
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You can also use pink for the summer/winter grayling
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